Vanishing Points


Vanishing Points
Allison Maria Rodriguez and Ashley Billingsley
Public Art Commission for “Art on the Marquee”
seven screen video installation, approx: 80ft x 24ft
on display June 29, 2018 – January 24, 2019

Project Description

Vanishing Points is a site-specific, public art video installation by Allison Maria Rodriguez and Ashley Billingsley exploring entanglement and exploitation in the natural environment. A silhouetted figure perches high above viewers on Boston’s busy Summer Street, balancing on a tree branch with legs swinging below. The landscape is animated with life and movement, locating the figure within a context that becomes progressively less hospitable to other life forms as the figure undertakes an allegorical and self-serving process of accumulation.

About “Art on the Marquee”:Artonthe Marquee

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create “Art on the Marquee,” an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.

“Art on the Marquee” offers artists more than 3,000 square feet of digital display on seven screens, providing full-motion video and a viewership of more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists. The marquee is visible for a half a mile in many directions and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress streets, as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center.